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An Account of His Majesty’s De Meuron Regiment 1795-1816 During campaigns in Ceylon, India, the Mediterranean and Canada.

An Account of His Majesty’s De Meuron Regiment 1795-1816 During campaigns in Ceylon, India, the Mediterranean and Canada.

An Account of His Majesty’s De Meuron Regiment 1795-1816

During campaigns in Ceylon, India, the Mediterranean and Canada.

By David C. J. Howell

De Meuron Regiment Uniform 1812, Service D’Angleterre 1805-1816 (courtesy Musee d’Histoire Neuchatel)

 

Acknowledgements

My thanks are due to Alistair Nichols for his constructive guidance and valuable input, to Andrew Cormack and David Swift for their advice, Nour Gassa for her translations, Christopher Bryant, who provided images and information on John Buncombe, the staff at the British Library, and Anne Morddel, French author and genealogist.

 

Contents

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Preface and Introduction

Chapter 1                                Soldiers for Hire, 1240-1781

Chapter 2                               The Cape and Ceylon, 1781-1788

Chapter 3                               Enter the British, 1794 -1795

Chapter 4                               How to Buy a Regiment, 1795

Chapter 5                               India, 1795-1799

Chapter 6                               The Fourth Anglo-Mysore War 1799

Chapter 7                               The Campaigns in Mysore

Chapter 8                              A Silhouette and War in the Mediterranean, 1806-1811

Chapter 9                              Canada, 1813-1816

Chapter 10                            Disbandment, Two Artists and the Tate Gallery

Appendices

Bibliography